Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Gay Adoption: Catholic Care Still Don't

"A Catholic charity which wants exemption from equality laws which would force it to provide its adoption services to gay couples has had its latest appeal rejected.
"Catholic Care, which is based in the Diocese of Leeds, has spent more than two years arguing it will have to give up its work finding homes for children if it has to comply with recent equality regulations which prohibit discrimination against same-sex couples wanting to adopt.
"The complex legal debate ended up in the High Court last year before it was referred back to the Charity Commission which again refused to back Catholic Care's stance.
"A tribunal [The Charity Tribunal] dismissed the charity's appeal, supporting the Charity Commission's ruling.
"...the panel said it had to balance the risk of closure of the charity's adoption service - which it said was 'by no means certain' - against the 'detriment to same-sex couples and the detriment to society generally of permitting the discrimination proposed'..."

Press Association.
According to the report on Third Sector Catholic Care can appeal again.
Fagburn on the myths and maths of adoption agency closures here.

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